Permanent fashion on hair shades blond pushed cosmetics companies to manufacture separate lines of brightening products. Cream paints, ordinary paints, powders can drastically change the original color of the hair, but the harm is high. Modern master colorists in beauty salons are switching to a new, effective and gentle product - this is a paste to lighten hair. What is the favorite tool, the rules of application, read on.
Lightening hair paste is gaining more and more popularity every year. The usual paints, the clarifying powders spoil hair. Paste is a new look at hair lightening, it is distinguished by a high content of beneficial vitamin and herbal supplements, which brightens up the damage, but does not affect the result of the procedure.
Innovative tool ensures soft, effective color change up to 7 tones. The developers of the drug combined the best qualities of paint, powder for clarification and balm in one package.
Today, the beauty industry offers true beauty to women with and without ammonia. The complex of vitamins is added to the composition of the product, which strengthens and nourishes strands weakened by chemical action, and beeswax, it envelops the hair, provides additional protection.
Advantages and disadvantages
The product is noticeably in the lead over other methods of clarification:
- It brightens up to 7 tones, like powder, but the creamy texture prevents the spread of particles in the air, their penetration into mucous membranes when brightening,
- It acts softly like a first-class paint,
- Cares for strands during dyeing, nourishes them with nutrients and moisturizes,
- There are products without ammonia, which provides greater softness effects,
- Does not have an unpleasant, pungent smell,
- Does not cause burning.
The negative sides of the paste:
- Even after dilution by the developer, the thick consistency of the product is inconvenient to application,
- Difficulties arise in the acquisition of funds. It is not sold in specialized cosmetic stores, only from official representatives.
Attention! The chemical components of the drug threaten with an allergic reaction, so conduct an allergy test before use.
Mode of application
The process of transformation by an innovative drug involves the following steps:
- Prepare the staining mixture: mix 1 part of the paste with 1–3 parts of the developer. As a result, the mixture turns out the desired consistency.
- Spread the prepared mixture into strands.
- Keep the composition for 30–50 minutes. Do not use additional heat!
- Wash off the product when the result reaches the desired effect.
- Use shampoo, balsam after dyeing to remove any residual preparation.
- After 1–2 weeks, tint the hair in order to fix the result, to hide the possible yellowness and to increase the security of the colored strands.
Paste for lightening hair is used for highlighting, with full dyeing or in the technique of "balayazh." In the latter case, the use of heat is allowed, but the exposure time of the composition, reduce to 15 minutes. We recommend to get acquainted with the techniques of clarification in more detail in order to get a fashionable and unique image.
For the successful completion of the transformation, the manufacturers of the tool recommend:
- Well read the instructions to the drug before use.
- Do not use metal objects (hairpins, clips, bowls and combs) during lightening, wear gloves.
- Be sure to test for allergies.
- Do not use the product for coloring eyebrows, eyelashes and take measures to ensure that the composition does not get into the eyes.
- At the stage of preparing the mixture for staining, use a developer of 3–12%, depending on the initial hue and amount of paste used.
- If you use 9 and 12% developer, then do not put the mixture on the root zone (at least 1 cm from the scalp). So, you warn a burn of the scalp, a strong burning sensation.
- Make sure that the tool does not dry out - as a result, this area of hair will be painted worse, there will be a yellow spot.
- Do not maintain the composition on the hair more than 50 minutes.
TOP 3 best
If you decide to clarify the paste, a review of the most popular of them will be useful to you:
- L`Oreal Professionnel Platinium plus(without ammonia) - A great gift from the "creators of hair" from France. The cosmetic company is known for its high-performance and high-quality products, and the brightening paste is no exception. It is safe to use and will help to adjust the original color to 5-6 tones. Buying a L’Oreal Platinum product without ammonia (500 g) will cost from 3,500 p., Plus consider the cost of the developer. For a radical clarification, L’Oreal Professionnel prepared a product with ammonia and many interesting, effective hair clarifiers.
- Hair Brightening Paste Estelle Whitetouch Estel Haute Couture - a tool of white color, so it will be easy to predict the bleaching stage. After the procedure, use an ammonia-free paint with a low percentage of oxide (1.5–3.0%) to fill the voids formed with pigment, giving the lotion a desired shade. Buying lightening agent from Estelle will cost 300 rubles. To complete the resulting image will help toning colors Estel.
- Blonde Glam Blond Idol Redken - version of the brightening paste. The composition includes white beeswax, which guarantees a mirror shine to the curls, and a complex of keralipids for additional moisture, strengthening the hair structure during chemical exposure. The cost of the drug (500 g) - 3120 p.
Paste for clarification of ringlets - sure break in hairdresser's art. The harmonious combination of paint, powder-clarifier, balsam allowed each girl to turn into a fashionable and spectacular blonde with minimal risk of damaging her hair.
In order not to spoil your hair with incorrect actions, we recommend that you read the tips of experts in dyeing:
What professionals say about Whitetouch Estel Haute Couture Brightening Paste is a good example of its use.
Katya Tsarskaya talks about hair care for blondes.
It is necessary to choose not only between shades.
“Nothing paints a woman like hydrogen peroxide,” it was said long ago and rightly to this day. Without hydrogen peroxide (which is also called perhydrol), it is impossible to drastically change the hair color, unless you use some popular recipes for the glossy magazines with stars for blonding. Claudia Schiffer allegedly brightens the hair with lemon juice, spending a couple of hours on the beach without a hat with such “natural paint”. This is the only way to bleach hair lightly, which will not make you a perhydrol blonde. But, for future blondes, there are many more effective means of lightening: paints, pastes and powders for lightening hair. So you have to choose not only between shades.
Hair dye in our catalog
Effect: Most often it is paints that are used to lighten hair by 2-3 tones.
Composition: The majority of paints for lightening hair include an oxidizing agent (the same perhydrol), ammonia (or its substitutes without a pungent odor), and if the paint promises tinting along with bleaching, it is a tint ingredient. Hydrogen peroxide destroys the native pigment of your hair. Ammonia opens hair scales and thus makes your hair as susceptible as possible to both hydrogen peroxide and artificial pigment.
As a rule, convenient applicators, - a brush and a hairbrush are applied to usual hair-dyes.
Brightening cream hair color in our catalog
Effect: clarification by 2-3 tones.
Composition: in fact, the same as that of ordinary hair dyes.
The definition of “cream paint” on a package with a blonder means either a denser, thicker consistency, or that marketers had a hand in creating the package. “Cream” is so appetizing and “safe” that makes you forget for a short time about the obligatory oxidant ammonia in the composition.
Ammonia-free hair dye in our catalog
Effect: ammonia-free paint will help lighten hair by 1-3 tones, painting over gray hair by 50-60%.
Composition: it would seem how a non-ammonia dye brightens the hair if there is no caustic ammonia etching pigment out of the hair? It's simple: in ammonia-free paints, the function of clarification is performed by significantly less harmful hydrogen peroxide. Modern bezammiachnye dyes are often enriched with natural substances that protect the hair in the process of clarification. For example, emollient waxes that give hair shine, soften it and make it easier to comb.
Hair brightening paste in our catalog
Effect: will help to quickly lighten the hair immediately to 5-6 tones.
Composition: The composition of the blonding pastes, in addition to aggressive brighteners, includes a mass of useful ingredients that begin to heal and restore damaged hair in the process of dyeing.
Pastes are usually produced in professional lines and are used exclusively for bleaching. The oxidizer is purchased separately and mixed with the paste in the proportions necessary to achieve the set result (with these proportions the master adjusts how many tones your hair will become lighter). Toning, if necessary, made by other means.
Brightening powder in our catalog
Effect: Allows you to achieve a completely white hair. May discolor hair by 8 tones.
Powder for lightening hair is also mixed with an oxidizing agent, but as a result, the consistency is so thick that it is possible to avoid contact of the resulting mixture with the scalp, and thus prevent allergic reactions.
Hair bleaching powder is intended solely for professional use.
Hair preparation for lightening
After aggressive lightening, hair often becomes drier and often splits. To avoid these troubles, choose high-quality dyes, trust the lighting of your hair specialist to a specialist and be sure to use shampoos, masks and balms for colored hair.
The instructions for the majority of funds for lightening hair says that they should be applied to unwashed hair. But the natural fat covering the hair is not the first freshness, unable to maximize protect them from the aggressive effects of paint, especially when it comes to drastic lightening of the hair.
Before lightening the hair, make a mask for the scalp with oils or gels that prevent contact with the paint and, therefore, save you from burning sensation and itching.
Before dyeing, treat your hair with nutritious protective ceramide concentrates (“hair cement”). Often they are applied immediately before dyeing and do not wash off, but in each case it is best to carefully study the instructions.
Shampoo after bleaching hair neutralizes dye and oxidizer, softens hair,
Balms after staining as well as shampoos, neutralize the paint, and in addition provide instant intensive hair care. As a rule, they are aged on the hair for at least 5 minutes, often combined with a scalp massage.
In packages of paint for home brightening, there is already a balm, which is sufficient to use after washing off the paint. It neutralizes the remaining paint, and provides the hair with necessary after chemical attack nourishing and moisturizing ingredients.
Emulsions, masks, balsams that enhance the shine of dyed hair it is better to apply not only directly after bleaching, but also after each washing of the head, they smooth the scales, make the hair smoother and sparkling.
I'll tell you briefly about my goal. So, for a long time I thought about painting in a bright color, but for this I chose an unusual paint - Anthocyanin. This Korean dye, which acts like toning, does not eats into the deeper layers of the hair and does not replace the pigment in the hair with its pigment, but simply covers the hairs with a colored film, which is why the dye requires preliminary lightening, and if your hair has been dyed several times, then it will be washed off . I told about washing here
After washing, the hair became rather light, but nevertheless, such a base was insufficient for dyeing, and there were already regrown native roots, so there could not be enough without lightening.
For me it was the first experience of lightening, I hadn’t tried to lighten my hair before (except for a completely pointless lightening with the mass market, paint, but as I later learned the paint doesn’t lighten the paint and so you can only turn your hair into a sponge)
In general, initially I planned to surrender to the master, as I had no idea how to work with powder, how much it was needed, what percentage of oxide to take and how not to harm the hair. Then after reading a few reviews I
imagines herself to be a great hairdresser I decided to carry out this procedure at home, because I did not see in it something very complicated. Even with the masters in our town, it’s very difficult to find really good masters, but I didn’t want to hope for luck, so after spending a little time reading the articles about lighting and buying everything I needed, I did it)). But let's get everything in order.
Choosing a bleaching agent
So, as the decision was spontaneous, and in our city I still know only one nook with prof. Means for hair, had to be content with small.
To begin with, I read a few reviews about hair bleaching products, highlighting interesting and suitable brands for myself.
In the process of selection, a number of questions arose that I would like to highlight in this post, perhaps this will help someone to make a choice.
☛ Basic bleaching products are:
▸ The cream also mixes with oxide, but does not dry on the hair like powder, has a more comfortable application.
▸ Powder also has the peculiarity of drying on the hair, and if it dries, the reaction will not work, so you need to apply more abundant.
In general, I didn’t notice any significant differences for myself (but once again I’ve had no experience of using them), so I decided to go shopping.
As it was supposed, no bleaching cream was found in my city, so the choice fell on Estel brand powder.
☛ The next question was the choice of volume - powder is sold in large banks ≈ 500-800g, as well as in small sachets of 30 grams each (depending on the brand it can be more). But nowhere was I able to find exact information about how much powder I would need on my hair, the length of my hair is ≈ 67 cm. ● Volume - 750 grams
Therefore, I had to take a whole can of powder (there is also a liter of oxide to it)
In my example, I would say that for the discoloration, it took me 4 spoons of 30 grams each, that is, 120 grams of powder.
☛ The choice fell on Estel PRINCESS ESSEX bleaching powder
● Cost - 680 rubles
Powder is in a large jar, the package contains all the necessary information on the method of application, a description from the manufacturer and so on. There was no protective membrane, but there was an additional plastic cap. Also included was a measuring spoon of 30 grams.
● Volume - 750 grams
Also for the bleaching procedure, you will need an oxygen (or otherwise oxide) ideally it is better to take the same manufacturer as the powder, otherwise the result may be different, it may be more yellow, the discoloration may not be evenly distributed, or the harm may be greater .
How much is needed oxygenator? For each powder individual consumption, most often mixed 1: 2 or 1: 1.5, in my case, the first option.I decided not to waste money and immediately took a liter of oxide, all because I didn’t know what expense I was going to get.
How to choose oxide?
Oxide is 3%, 6%, 9%, 12% (as far as I know there are oxides and smaller percentages, for example 1.5)
● 1.5% - this oxide goes for toning, in many brands it is not, and if you need to lighten your hair, then here it is not your assistant
● 3-6% - if you want to get the most light base, without chicken yellow, if you do not want to get a sponge instead of hair, then these two oxides will be your faithful helpers
m9-12% - these percentages are used only on undamaged, hard (for example, Asian type) hair. The reaction on these percentages will go quickly, you do not need to sit for a long time, but in the end, the color can turn fiery yellow, which of course not everyone needs.
☛ So, I have an Estel ESSEX 3% oxygenator. ● Volume - 1000 ml
● Cost - 300 rubles
● Volume - 1000 ml
For myself, I chose three percent oxide, since the hair after washing was rather light, the roots of the native color (UGT about 5-6).
The oxide itself is in a large blue bottle, and the package also contains all the necessary information about the method of application. The lid conveniently opens, there is a dispenser, so there are no problems with the extraction of the tool.
The tool is a creamy, thick consistency, light cosmetic smell, does not beat in the nose and generally does not cause any discomfort.
Preparation of blend for clarification
☛ For the whole clarification procedure you will need
-bath for mixing
- dimensional spoon (or scales)
deep cleaning shampoo
-Protective ampoule for the scalp, for example, hack from estel
Do not ignore the use of the protective ampoule, unfortunately I did so and as a result when I was sitting with the illuminator, after about 30 minutes, I began to feel a slight burning sensation on some areas of the skin. Given that my scalp is in principle not sensitive and there have been no problems with staining before. The sensations of course are unpleasant, in my case, I just got rid of them, did not burn the scalp, but now all the procedures of clarification with ampoules only.
Mixed 4 tablespoons of powder and 8 tablespoons of oxide. when mixed, the lumps turned out first, but gradually the consistency turned out to be homogeneous. The color of the mixture is gently blue, the smell is chemical, not strong, not caustic.
The mixture turned out a lot, probably it would be possible to take less, but in principle it was even better, since the hair was smeared well and in the process the mixture did not dry out over the whole time.
The mixture was applied directly from the roots, dividing the hair on partings and good promayvaya. There was no inconvenience in the application process, the mixture was easily distributed through the hair, practically did not fall in the process, although a similar incident occurred several times (but then I think because of my curvature), therefore it is better to use unnecessary clothes during the clarification process.
After application, the hair does not need to be covered with anything, wrapped in films or caps; on the contrary, the hair should be given access to oxygen, this is how the reaction will go (yes, there are cases when you practice using foil, so the reaction will be faster, but again you can get very yellow hair, in general, I believe that you should not rush into this procedure).
From time to time I went through my hair, giving oxygen access to all the strands and checking that the powder never dried, but, once again, the pud did not dry out.
The mixture held on the hair 40 minutes, in general in the process, you can safely assess the degree of clarification. since the hair becomes brighter before our eyes, depending on this, the exposure time can be adjusted by itself.
After that, I went to wash off the whole thing, not forgetting the deep cleaning shampoo, in the bathing procedure it is necessary, because if you wash the powder badly out of the hair, it is from deep layers of the skin, the reaction will not stop and the hair will be damaged.
She washed her hair with hot water, first thoroughly washed off the mixture, and then already in a specific scheme:
-the first time to apply, hold on the hair for 2-3 minutes, rinse
-the second time to apply, lather and hold for 7-10 minutes, wash off
-the third time to apply, foam, wash off.
After applying a hair mask for 40 minutes, because I didn’t plan to do toning on the same day, if you plan to tint your hair, then we just dry and wait for at least 30 minutes, then proceed to the toning procedure.
As for my result. The color, of course, turned out to be not quite white, but quite good, the yellowness is minimal, the roots of the native color turned white at all. I was pleased with the result of lightening, in my opinion such a base is clean enough for subsequent toning.
A photo of the hair before lightening, a wash has already been made here, the length of the hair is light, the roots are closer to the roots and the roots themselves are darker since there the effect of the wash was minimal, plus the roots did not touch at all beforehand.
Also, a photo of the roots with a flash, you can see a redhead also, this is after washing.
But this is how the hair looked after lightening with different lighting, but a little yellow, but for me the result is acceptable, the hair is brightened evenly, there were no strands of darker or lighter on the contrary, I think it was a large part of the mixture applied to all the hair.
The roots brightened almost to white, all the same on natural hair, get a white base more real
The quality of the hair ... Well, I think it is clear that this procedure still harms the hair, and even more so after washing. Even the smallest percentage of oxide, even the most expensive powders, will still be harmful for the hair, in a word, it is lightening the hair, so be sure to tint and buy the strongest care.
What happened to the hair in my case, it became more hard, I struggle with it for a long time, my hair is very tough, but thanks to good care this situation is fixable, and in many respects now there is only a cosmetic effect, since even a month is not enough to return the hair to the former state, and before lightening my hair was not at its best.
The clarification procedure can be carried out more or less sparingly, the main thing is to know some basics and everything will work out, even at home. And the most important thing is that you shouldn’t use powder on all hairs every time (if you are blonde, for example), it is enough to lighten only the roots, and only tint the length, so the harm will be minimal and your hair will delight you with beauty.
I tried to describe the clarification procedure as accurately as possible, to describe the small principles of the selection of powder and oxide. It probably turned out a bit messy, but if you have any questions, ask in the comments, I’ll be happy to answer them.
In my case, lightening was necessary, but perhaps it is my blat, to dye my hair, but now I don’t want to give up on it, I like it, let it bring some problems in the quality of the hair, but all this is fixable, because largely thanks to this site , I learn to more competently care for hair. Having dyed and beautiful hair is quite real, you just have to want it.
What is brightening powder for curls?
Brightening substance is very often used in beauty salons. Its main advantage is that the powder no odoras many paints. Now these powders are used in many salons, where they mixed with an oxidizing agent in a ratio of 1: 2.
If many lightening colors make hair ugly, and curls lifeless and dry, then there is no such problem. Mixture does not irritate the skinSafe to use with frequent use.
In all these characteristics, hair powder wins significantly from their direct competitors. And yet, it is difficult to use it yourself at home, because in order to achieve the desired shade, you need to know how much powder to keep on your hair.
How is hair care applied?
As mentioned above, the remedy actively used to lighten curls.
The main advantage of the powder - she does not give an ugly yellow shadeas is often the case with paints.
Due to the fact that the powder does not contain ammonia, hair is not harmed with regular use.
Some manufacturers focus not only on hair bleaching by their means, but also by blonding.
To achieve the desired shade, it is better to carefully examine the packaging of the product, check the delay time of the powder on the hair and its composition.
That is why it is better to pick sparing substance for home care and more effective tool for salon procedures. The powder is mixed with an oxidizing agent and applied to the hair for about half an hour. During this time, the components of the tool have time to lighten the curls. In order not to harm her hair, the girl should mix the components in a 1: 2 ratio.
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Effect of use
Of course, it is important to talk about the effect that should be expected when proper use facilities.
The girl easily achieves brightening of the curls by 4-6 tones.
The tool can not harm the hair, and often completely makes them more shiny and lush.
Curls become much more obedient, but due to the lack of ammonia in the tool, you can not worry about their damage.
Some types of powder are used not only for clarification, but also for fixing curls.
Now there are several powder manufacturers on the market, and each composition unique in its own way. Some products are used only for clarification, while others are used for painting over gray. When choosing a manufacturer, you should read reviews about powder, because some products have too strong effect and may even burn curls.
We have already mentioned some contraindications to the use of powder. For example, it is not recommended to use certain types of products if the hair too split and dry. In this case, the girl only adversely affect their condition. Most likely, with heavy use of powder, unhealthy curls will look worse.
It is not recommended to keep the powder on the hair too long, because even then this safe and reliable tool can damage the locks.
Allergic reaction on powder practically does not occur, and yet, before use, you should test the products on the skin. If redness is noticeable, do not use powder.
By the way, the product itself is often not combined with paint, so if the curls were recently painted, the effect of using the product can be unpredictable.
If a girl wants to achieve safe clarification for 5-6 tonesthen she should wait until the paint is completely gone from the curls.
What firms produce the product?
Since hair powder is gradually gaining momentum in terms of popularity with customers, an increasing number of firms produce it. So, from what brands can you find the brightening powder?
Powder MatrixPerfect for blonding and brightening.
Elgon Remedy, one of the strongest substances, which is not recommended to use on their own.
Subrina Professional - an excellent composition that is suitable even for painting gray hair.
Londa Blonding Powder - A wonderful composition for clarifying curls.
Each such powder will help to make hair attractive.
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Advantages and disadvantages
Of course, the brightening powder where more plusesthan minuses, otherwise it would not be popular.
Most girls are attracted by the fact that products not expensive, but at the same time helps to lighten the curls without damaging them.
Powder is applied to the hair easily, no odor, does not contain ammonia.
Among the shortcomings of funds can be noted that achieve the desired shade sometimes it is not easy.
Powder can lighten curls for a couple of tones, and can make a girl completely blonde. Here it is important to know how to breed properlyand how much to keep it on the hair. That is why it is better to contact the salon specialist, so he spent staining.
Now you can make full conclusions about the use of the product. Hair powder does not damage the curls when lightening, does not contain ammonia. Due to the popularity of the tool, powder can now be found from various manufacturers, including Matrix and Londa. Due to the use of the product, you can lighten the curls by 6 tones. In order not to face powder allergies, it should be tested on the skin.
How to lighten hair without harm: tips
In order to protect hair as much as possible, its condition should be analyzed before the procedure: quality and color. If the hair has been lightened or dyed recently, and the strands are too dry or brittle, then you should temper the desire and first of all improve them with the help of cosmetic or home remedies: masks and balms.
It is advisable to prepare to lighten the hair in advance for 2-3 weeks, regardless of the quality of curls. An additional feed is most effectively provided by masks from vegetable oils - olive, castor, burdock, almond, nettle - which are applied to the roots and curls.
Masks stand for about an hour, then rinse with shampoo. Preventive course - 1 mask per week. To enhance the effect of the active components of life-giving oils, essential oils are added to them as activators - ylan-ylang, rosemary, lemon, fir, cedar - 4 drops per tablespoon of base oil.
If chemical dyes are selected for lightening hair, then cream dye or bleaching powder acts more carefully. These tools can both tint and lighten at the same time, depending on the method of use, but they are not able to completely destroy melanin. Hair becomes lighter on several tones, but it is impossible to turn into a blonde.
The most gentle and expensive hair clarifier in case of violation of coloring technology can cause irreversible damage, so before you apply the dye to the hair, you should read the instructions.
But there are general rules that should be followed when using industrial cosmetics.
- Paint applied to "dirty" hair. After washing, at least 3-4 days should pass,
- Do not moisten the hair before painting
- When using hydrogen peroxide, the concentration of the solution depends on the density of the strands. Soft lungs - from 3 to 6%, dense elastic - up to 8%,
- If it didn’t work out at the same time to the desired result, the procedure is repeated after a few days, following the same rules,
- The coloring composition is applied from the neck,
- Do not cover your head with plastic wrap with a radical lightening, if the effect on the hair follicles is strengthened, they will simply die off and the curls will remain in the tank in which the paint is washed off.
After clarification, the main harm should be neutralized; for this, after removing the paint, rinse the strands with acidified water: 3 tablespoons of lemon juice or 1 apple cider vinegar per 1 liter of water.
After 2-3 days, you must start making nutritional masks.
Why is it needed?
The clarifier is used for full or partial bleaching of curls before applying the coloring matter. It is needed in those cases when you want to make your hair a few shades lighter or change the color completely. You can perform the procedure with natural and colored strands.
Powder for lightening hair reveals keratin scales that protect the rods from external influence and destruction of melanin. The degree of destruction is determined by the composition of the clarifier and the period of exposure.Particles lag behind melanin, which are removed by water when washing the head. The less pigment in the curls, the lighter they will be. If melanin is completely destroyed, then voids appear in the rods. Strands will be white. There is no completely harmless powder to lighten hair. Reviews show that such drugs damage the curls, otherwise the shade would not change. But you should choose a safer means that have a sparing effect. According to reviews it is clear that it is better to focus on the popularity of the company.
Powder to lighten hair usually contains hydrogen peroxide and persulfates. The first component oxidizes melanin. Thanks to him, the natural or artificial pigment is destroyed. The concentration of hydrogen peroxide may be in the range from 3 to 12%.
Persulfates are salts that enhance the clarification reaction. Ammonium persulphate is commonly used. When mixed with water or peroxide, ammonia appears. It opens the hair scales, and therefore the rest of the components penetrate inside. Ammonia has a pungent odor and irritates the skin and mucous membranes. Many manufacturers replace this component with potassium or sodium salts. Some clarifiers contain oils, vitamins and other caring substances. With them, the curls acquire an attractive sheen.
To choose the best powder to lighten hair, you should familiarize yourself with its main characteristics. It is important to consider shade, formula and type. A suitable tool will allow you to perform safe procedures. Reviews indicate that it is better to choose a clarifier after consulting with a master. Before lightening it is necessary to check the skin for allergies. If the hair is naturally weak, then this procedure should not be performed, otherwise you can only aggravate the situation. During clarification, rubber gloves should be worn.
The color is shown on the package, but the results usually differ from those promised. The resulting hue is affected by the original tone, the presence of artificial pigments, and the characteristics of curls. Natural hair bleaches faster and stronger than pre-dyed. Some products may give tint at the same time. This option is more suitable for blond curls. And the usual bleaching agents will be suitable for brown-haired women and brunettes.
Which powder to lighten hair better? For thin and damaged curls, it is desirable to choose products that have a peroxide concentration of up to 3-6%. If strands are thick, then strong brighteners are needed - from 9 to 12%. For damaged hair, you need to choose a product with a lot of additional caring substances.
Brighteners come in the form of cream-inks, pastes and powders. Using the first product, you can change the hair color to 2-3 tones. The tool has a gentle effect. It is convenient to use at home. The paste has a dense texture and a concentrated composition. With its help, you can lighten curls by 5-6 tones. Usually there are no tinting components.
Powder mixed with oxidizing agent destroys melanin and discolors to 8-9 tones. If there are no skills to use it, then it is better not to choose such a tool. You should not dramatically transform from a brunette to a blonde. With each procedure you need to lighten up by 2-3 tones. According to reviews of ladies it is clear that the powder is considered the best remedy.
Types of powders
- Brightening hair with a powder at home can be done using the Matrix Light Master product. He has a powerful action. In the preparation there is a panthenol, caring for the curls during lightening.
- Matrix Light Master bleach to 8 tones. With this tool the hair will find shining shades. Dilute the powder should be in the amount of 1: 1. The mixture is applied for no more than 50 minutes. When highlighting through foil, the powder should be mixed with an oxidizing agent in a 1: 2 ratio. The percentage of oxidant is selected based on the desired effect.
- Suitable for lightening hair powder Wella Blondor. Reviews indicate the effectiveness of the tool. It is equally suitable for dyed hair. The product performs intensive straightening - up to 7 tones. Formula protects against yellow tones.
- From oxigents, you can choose Welloxon Perfect 6, 9 or 12% in a 1: 1 ratio. If the composition of the composition in contact with the skin of the head, you should use an oxidizing agent in 6%. The procedure is carried out for 1 hour.
- Estel Princess Essex Powder performs effective blonding. With it, you can lighten up to 7 tones without yellowness and other tones. Thanks to the special Estel Princess Essex components, hair does not lose moisture, but on the contrary, it becomes strong. The finished composition easily falls on the curls, does not have an unpleasant smell, and does not irritate the scalp. The powder must be mixed with the oxidizing agent in a ratio of 1: 2. Bleaching can be done with a low and high percentage of oxygenant - it all depends on the hair color.
- Londa Blonding Powder is part of a professional series. It should be mixed with Londa Professional oxide in a 1: 1.5 ratio. The powder has the effect of soft blonding. It can be used for previously painted curls. Due to the unique composition of the discoloration is up to 7 tones.
- Compagnia Del Colore quality product bleaches hair for 6-7 tones. The drug has guar gum, which has a caring effect. The component has a moisturizing and firming property, it makes the hair shiny.
When using powder the appearance of yellowness is excluded. The manufacturer claims that such a procedure is safe. Each of the presented means is suitable for high-quality clarification, you just need to follow the rules of the instruction.
Nuances of clarification
Blonde hair to lighten hair without harm to the hair will highlight. Carry it better in the salon conditions. Partially bleached hair "Plays" all the colors, it looks more voluminous, and since the structure is not broken by all the strands, there are practically no problems with restoration.
Brunettes should also be contacted in the salon - the procedure at home is likely to disappoint - the curls will become yellowish or straw hue, which anyway without applying to an experienced master it will be impossible to remove.
Tinting the regrown roots, honey should be added to the coloring agent.
In order to lighten up to 1-2 tones, it is better to use tonics or lightening shampoos - they do less harm than resistant paints with hydrogen peroxide or ammonia.
Currently, light-colored tips have come into fashion - this color is called ombre. This is a more gentle way than all other methods of painting - the damaged ends are sheared, the aesthetics of the appearance is preserved. To give this effect, you should comb the tips of the curls with a frequent comb to which a layer of paint was applied. It is advisable to wrap the tips in foil after the procedure.
If the result is not satisfactory, then it is easy to get rid of the colored tips, or paint over the same way. If you want to lighten up on 1 or 2 tones, and it's a pity to spoil your hair, you should remember the folk methods.
Folk remedies for careful clarification
- The most common way to lighten folk remedies - with chamomile.
Immediately the result is impossible to achieve, but if you apply a strong solution of plant materials regularly, then within 3-4 months you can get a lighter tone, even dark brown-haired women.
Insist strong infusion - 4 tablespoons per cup of boiling water, the color should turn out dark. Then the liquid is filtered, diluted with 1-1.5 liters of water, and after each washing the head is soaked in her hair - no need to wash off,
- Fair-haired women can become spectacular blondes with iridescent strands - like after
melirovaniya - using lemon juice. This primitive clarifier is distributed evenly over the entire length after washing the head and dried under the influence of natural ultraviolet - that is, in the sun.
Lemon juice dries hair, this should be considered. If the quality of the hair is problematic, then after the procedure several days should be combed curls, after dropping a comb, a few drops of almond oil.
It turns out to neutralize the harmful effect of citric acid by diluting the juice with water - proportions 1/3. In this case, it is convenient to distribute the product along the strands using a spray gun. Of course, the effect will weaken, and it will be necessary to repeat the treatment 3-4 times,
- Similar to lemon, light beer acts.
Remove 2-3 tones helps fresh honey. First, the head is washed with shampoo, a portion of which is added a teaspoon of baking soda. Then honey is applied along the entire length to a moist head of hair and kept under the film for the night. This method will help dark-haired women to acquire a light brown color, with brown-haired women will color curls in blond and honey,
- The safest clarification is carried out using kefir.
The disadvantages of the method:
- it takes a very long time to keep the dye on the head - up to 10 hours,
- chances are that the hair will perepet in the area of the roots and the follicles will weaken.
To neutralize the harmful effects of polyethylene periodically should be removed, and strand to sort - it helps to cool the roots.
- egg yolk,
- a quarter cup of kefir,
- juice from half a lemon,
- Cognac - 40 grams.
The ingredients are mixed and applied to damp clean hair. Wash off without the use of detergents with alkali.
If hard removed "paint", you can foam another yolk and apply on the head. Colorless henna is sold to lighten hair.
This coloring agent is also natural, like ordinary henna, only it is made not from the leaves of L., but from the stems of this plant.
The painting procedure is carried out as in the case of the application of ordinary henna. After removing the coloring agent, it is advisable to rinse with acidified water. Do not immediately apply industrial paints, if you want to lighten up by 1-2 tones - in this case, it is desirable to stop the choice on folk remedies.
If it is decided to change the image radically, without paints containing ammonia or hydrogen peroxide, it will not work. In these cases, it is imperative to conduct training in order to preserve the structure and quality of the hair.